Chai for 17 cents a cup !

Forget paying $5 or more, 17 cents per cup is what the dry ingredients cost when you make your own.

Chai means 'life' in Hebrew, 'tea' in India and 'yum' here in Melbourne.

Caffeine free, this Chai is so much nicer than the artificial sugary powders or sickly sweet syrups sold in cafes. Simply a pure blend of spices, latte style.

It's our favourite winter warmer and all-year-round pick me up. Make a big batch in Summer and drink it chilled.

Chai is nature in a cup: spices, flower buds and tree bark!

Nurture and nourish yourself with this easy, affordable, organic, guilt free treat.

Ingredients, makes 3 cups

  • Cardamom pods x 12
  • Cinnamon quill x 1
  • Nutmeg x 2 pinches
  • Clove buds x 14
  • Fresh Ginger, couple of slices
  • 3 cups Mylk
  • Sweetener of your choice

Optional Extra; Russian Caravan loose leaf tea for smokiness & caffeine.

Method

Put ingredients in mortar and roughly crush with pestle.  Place into pot with 3 cups of mylk.  Simmer gently for 10 minutes.  Add something sweet.  Pour through a filter/tea strainer and drink.

Cost

Cardamom 4 cents, Cinnamon 9 cents,  Nutmeg 1 cent, Clove 1 cent, Ginger 2 cents.

Cardamom smells awesome.  Traditionally used in Ayurveda and Chinese medicine as a remedy for gastrointestinal disorders.

Cinnamon is from the inner bark of a tree and has more antioxidant activity than garlic. Go Cinnamon,  go trees.

Nutmeg reminds me of rice pudding. Did you know nutmeg is a seed and it contains vitamin B6, folate, magnesium, manganese and fibre! Yes to nature providing all we need. EASY.

Did you know Cloves are flower buds? Cloves have antioxidant, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory qualities. Good for toothache.

Ginger relieves digestive problems like nausea and motion sickness.


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Three Mamas